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[audio]Summer Writers' Conference
Do you have passion for the written word? Today on Insight host Jeffrey Callison speaks with industry insiders and accomplished authors. They tell us how to polish your writing skills and how to get published.
Keywords: Summer Writers' Conference; KXJZ; Sacramento Public Radio
Downloads: 342
[audio]Successfully Managing Your 401(k)
It's named after a section of the 1978 Internal Revenue Code, and is one of the most widely used retirement savings plans in the U.S. Investment experts tell us how to best use a 401(k) plan to save for our golden years. One of our guests is the man who created the first 401(k) plan.
Keywords: 401(k); retirement; KXJZ; Sacramento Public Radio
Downloads: 274
[audio]School Dropout Rates / Hamlet
Dropping out of school can have dire impact on a student. It also impacts the school system and our community. How big is the problem posed by dropouts in our region, and what can be done? Experts join host Jeffrey Callison. How does an actor breathe life into these famous words that are mysterious, profound and cliched, all at the same time? Jeffrey talks with Cameron Crain, who's playing Hamlet this month for the Nevada Shakespeare Company...
Keywords: school dropout; Hamlet; KXJZ; Sacramento public radio
Downloads: 339
[audio]New Bill Aims to Educate Gun Buyers
Gun ownership is a constitutional right, but a new bill takes aim at how guns are sold. Host Jeffrey Callison asks experts what the government's role should be in regulating a citizen's choice to bear arms.
Keywords: Gun ownership; KXJZ: Sacramento Public Radio
Downloads: 148
[audio]Insight: UC Merced
UC Merced is the first new University of California campus since 1965. Today on Insight: the impact the new campus will have on Merced and the San Joaquin Valley, and whether it can fulfill expectations. Host Jeffrey Callison speaks with campus officials, local leaders, students, and other experts.
Keywords: UC Merced; KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio
Downloads: 639
[audio]Insight: Podcasting
You've heard about podcasts, but just what are they, and how do they work? Attend today's Insight for Podcasting 101. Host Jeffrey Callison talks with small and established podcasters about the programming they offer, why they do it, and if anyone's earning a living at it. Also: the San Francisco radio station that re-broadcasts podcasts found on the web. It's believed to be the only station of its kind in the nation...
Keywords: Podcasting; KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio
Downloads: 642
[audio]Major Impact
Choosing a college major can be as important as choosing the right school. Host Jeffrey Callison speaks with counselors, administrators, and a recent college graduate about the impact selecting a major can have on both student and school.
Keywords: College major; KXJZ; Sacramento Public Radio
Downloads: 329
[audio]How Carpool Lanes Impact our Environment and Community
HOV lanes benefit carpoolers and save gas, but at what cost? Today on Insight: as plans mount to extend carpool lanes in our area, opponents have raised their voices. Host Jeffrey Callison speaks with experts about the impact HOV lanes have on our environment and community.
Keywords: Carpool; gas; KXJZ; Sacramento Public Radio
Downloads: 229
[audio]Behind Jury Duty
Decisions of great consequence, often matters of life and death, are decided by juries. Host Jeffrey Callison speaks with a judge, a jury consultant, lawyers, and other experts about how juries are selected, what goes on in deliberations, and what you should know before you serve. We'll also hear recent recommendations to improve the jury system.
Keywords: jury duty; KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio
Downloads: 473
[audio]Improving Public Transportation
Bus and light rail users in Sacramento say managers must improve safety and efficiency before raising fares and cutting routes. Host Jeffrey Callison speaks with experts about the challenges of running a public transit system when fares only cover a fraction of the costs. We'll also look at a new transit system in our area that offers wireless Internet access, airplane-style seats, and satellite television in each of its buses.
Keywords: Public Transportation; KXJZ; Sacramento Public Radio
Downloads: 169
[audio]Rehabilitation vs. Incarceration
A large percentage of California's inmates return to prison after their release, prompting citizens and state officials to ask if it needs to be that way. Host Jeffrey Callison speaks with a parolee who faced life imprisonment, public officials, and other experts about the pros and cons rehabilitation.
Keywords: Rehabilitation; Incarceration; KXJZ; Sacramento Public Radio
Downloads: 509
[audio]Is Wal-Mart Good for California?
Host Jeffrey Callison looks at the arguments for and against. Unions and other groups say Wal-Mart pays poorly and hurts small businesses. But millions of customers seem happy with the choice and value they find there, and many economists point to job growth. Community leaders from our region tell us how their cities have responded to Wal-Mart.
Keywords: Wal-Mart; Community; KXJZ; Sacramento Public Radio
Downloads: 169
[audio]Redesigning Medi-Cal
In January of this year Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger proposed a redesign of the state's Medi-Cal program that could impact hundreds of thousands of Californians. Host Jeffrey Callison speaks with advocates and critics about the future of Medi-Cal.
Keywords: Medi-Cal; Schwarzenegger; KXJZ; Sacramento Public Radio
Downloads: 274
[audio]Eye on the Prize / Words and Music
Rancho Cordova-based Vision Service Plan dispatched mobile vision clinics to Louisiana to aid victims of Hurricane Katrina. Today you'll meet an eye doctor and a city councilman from New Orleans. They are in Sacramento to recognize VSP for their service. Sacramento-raised essayist Richard Rodriguez talks with Jeffrey. You'll also hear singer-songwriter Hans York perform live.
Keywords: Hurricane Katrina; Vision clinics; Richard Rodriguez; KXJZ; Sacramento Public Radio
Downloads: 364
[audio]Insight_110824
About our guest host: Sacramento-native David Watts Barton has been involved in Sacramento's music and cultural scene for more than 30 years as a writer, performer and fan. He now serves as Editor-in-Chief of The Sacramento Press and regularly fills in on Insight. Lincoln Propane Tanker Fire Many parts of Lincoln have been evacuated as a propane train tanker continues to burn by the lumber yard outside Lincoln High School...
Keywords: KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio; Capital Public Radio; CSU Sacramento
Downloads: 147
[audio]Health Care for the Poor / Framing Political Messages
A recent study finds that cuts in state funding are making it more difficult for counties in California to provide public health services and preventive care. But while tighter budgets on the local level are taking their toll on some service areas, other areas seem to be unaffected - and in some counties, some services have actually increased. Experts join host Jeffrey Callison to talk about health care for the poor in California...
Keywords: health care; framing political messages; KXJZ; sacramento public radio
Downloads: 257
[audio]Controversy Over CPB's Role / CA Immigrant Children
The chair for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting thinks public TV and radio have a liberal bias. Is he right? And if so, is he right to try and change it? A panel of experts join host Jeffrey Callison to answer the question. A new report by the Public Policy Institute of California finds more than 40% of California's youth are the children of immigrants. The report's co-author, S. Karthick Ramakrishnan, discusses the findings with Jeffrey.
Keywords: Corporation for Public Broadcasting; immigration; KXJZ; Sacramento Public Radio
Downloads: 245
[audio]Insight: Congressman Robert Matsui’s Life in Public Service
Congressman Robert Matsuiâs Life in Public Service California prepares to pay its last respects to Congressman Robert Matsui as he lies in state in the Capitol Rotunda. On this edition of Insight, guest host Emil Guillermo speaks with Secretary of Transportation Norm Mineta, Congressman Mike Honda and others about Matsuiâs exemplary life in public service.
Keywords: KXJZ; Insight; Capital Public Radio; Sacramento Public Radio
Downloads: 7
[audio]UC Executive Compensation / Kings at Any Cost
Are top UC administrators underpaid or overpaid? It's a controversial issue. Today experts from education and the Capitol tell you how they think top university officials should be compensated. One Kings fan tells you why she pays sometimes hundreds of dollars for courtside action.
Keywords: UC Executive Compensation; Sacramento Kings; KXJZ; Sacramento Public Radio
Downloads: 225
[audio]Insight: Methyl Iodide / Crisis Line / Chief Crazy Horse / Frequent Kings
Methyl Iodide - A follow-up to our discussion last week with Neil Schore about methyl iodide. California regulators are considering approving the controversial pesticide for use on fruit - even though state scientists have found methyl iodide could result in significant health risks for workers and the general population. A public comment period just ended and a final decision by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation could take several more months...
Keywords: KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio; Capital Public Radio
Downloads: 389
[audio]Insight: Social Security
Many Americans rely on Social Security when they retire. But should today's younger workers count on it, too? We consider whether Social Security really is in crisis, and what impact partial privatization would have.
Keywords: Social Security; KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio; Capital Public Radio
Downloads: 152
[audio]Insight: Does California Need Border Police?
The federal government has patrolled the U.S. border since 1924, but some people think California needs extra protection. On the next Insight: key players tell us what it would mean if California helped the feds beef up border security. We also talk live with a private citizen live as he patrols the U.S. - Mexico border.
Keywords: protecting California's borders; immigration; KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio
Downloads: 290
[audio]Employee privacy / Global warming
Employers have a surprising amount of information at their fingertips about the people who work for them, and the people who want to work for them. Experts tell you how access to public records benefits the workplace, and where employers should draw the line. Greenpeace co-founder Patrick Moore tells you about global warming and offers policymakers advice that breaks with many environmentalists.
Keywords: Employee privacy; Global warming; KXJZ; Sacramento Public Radio
Downloads: 337
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Keywords: KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio; Capital Public Radio
Downloads: 97
[audio]Insight: Prop. 16 / Cool Weather / "Gringo Nightmare" / Michael O'Connell
Prop. 16 - Should a two-thirds vote be required before a public electric utility could expand its service area? Californians will answer that question next month when they vote on Proposition 16, an initiative funded by the for-profit electric company PG&E. PG&E says Prop. 16 is intended to protext the interests of public utility ratepayers. Opponents say it's really intended to protect the interests in PG&E...
Keywords: KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio; Capital Public Radio
Downloads: 577
[audio]Democracy at work
From voter registration to the reliability of electronic balloting, experts tell you about the challenges of getting to Election Day. Our guests include a registrar, an electronic voting expert, California's Secretary of State, a state senator, and activists.
Keywords: Democracy; Election Day; Voting; KXJZ; Sacramento Public Radio
Downloads: 449
[audio]Insight-130506
FBI Raids Legislative Office The FBI raided the legislative office California State Senator Ron Calderon yesterday. Not much is know and the Senator has referred comment to his lawyer. The last time the FBI raided lawmakersâ offices was in 1988, in a bribery scandal dubbed "Shrimpscam." Weâll talk about it with Jim Ashford, who was legislative counsel at the time. Weâll also get an update on this latest investigation from Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler...
Keywords: KXJZ; Insight; Capital Public Radio; Sacramento public radio; CSU Sacramento
Downloads: 2
[audio]Life After Prison
California has the largest prison population in the U.S.; six of its cities are in the top ten nationally for prisoner release. Host Jeffrey Callison speaks with a parole agent, a former prisoner and other experts about the challenges of reintegrating ex-convicts into society.
Keywords: Life After Prison; KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio
Downloads: 639
[audio]Insight-120604
Sacramento Mayor and City Council Races - More than 20 people are vying for the Mayor's seat and four Sacramento City Council seats in this Tuesday's election. District 2 and District 4 are possibly the closest watched council races since Rob Fong and Sandy Sheedy have decided not to run for reelection and neither district has an incumbent candidate. Senior Staff Writer for the Sacramento News and Review, Cosmo Garvin, has been profiling the candidates and joins us to explain which candidates ar...
Keywords: KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio; Capital Public Radio; CSU Sacramento
Downloads: 209
[audio]Insight: Michelle Rhee
Michelle Rhee - Michelle Rhee, Chancellor of the District of Columbia Public Schools system, is in Sacramento. We'll talk about her progressive policies in the D.C. education system and how they're working. Rhee is also engaged to Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson. Politics & money - A new study shows where money for California political campaigns comes from. We talk with Daniel Newman, Executive Director and Co-Founder of MAPLight.org, a nonpartisan research group illuminating the connection betwe...
Keywords: KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio; Capital Public Radio
Downloads: 523
[audio]Dr. Gino Strada / CalClarity
Host Jeffrey Callison talks with Dr. Gino Strada, founder and chief surgeon of Emergency, a humanitarian organization that provides medical services in war-ravaged parts of the globe. With 10 hospitals and dozens of first aid posts and clinics, Emergency has brought health care to hundreds of thousands of war victims. Their patients tend to be mostly civilian. Jeffrey Callison speaks with members of the ad-hoc group CalClarity...
Keywords: Dr. Gino Strada; CalClarity; KXJZ; Sacramento Public Radio
Downloads: 221
[audio]The Chumscrubber / Syringe sales in Sacramento County
The Chumscrubber, now open in theaters, is a richly layered critique of fractured and fractious American suburban life. Host Jeffrey Callison interviews lead actor Jamie Bell along with the film's producer and director. Syringes are sold in most states without a prescription. A vote from the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors could make it legal here. Jeffrey will talk with experts about how the decision could affect you.
Keywords: The Chumscrubber; Syringe sales; KXJZ; Sacramento Public Radio
Downloads: 289
[audio]Restoring California's Missions / The Life of Julia Morgan
Many of California's 18th century Spanish missions are in disrepair, and millions of dollars are needed to restore them. A bill sponsored by U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer could make matching funds available to spur private donations, but some say this would violate the separation of church and state. Jeffrey Callison explores the topic with experts on both sides of the issue. A new play on the remarkable life and career of California architect Julia Morgan marks its world premiere in Sacramento thi...
Keywords: Restoring California's Missions; Julia Morgan; KXJZ; Sacramento Public Radio
Downloads: 266
[audio]Dr. Husain Siddiqui
Dr. Husain Siddiqui joins host Jeffrey Callison to speak about how countries in Asia are dealing with gender and religion in new ways. Dr. Siddiqui is a professor of social work at Jamia Millia Islamia University in New Delhi. Harriet and Anne Sacramento State music professor Deborah Pittman never imagined that her idea for a play inspired by two of history's great women - Anne Frank and Harriet Tubman - and their personal struggles against racism, would become a reality on the New York stage...
Keywords: Insight; Dr. Husain Siddiqui; KXJZ; Sacramento public radio; tattoos
Downloads: 140
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Keywords: KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio; Capital Public Radio
Downloads: 158
[audio]Safe at home? / Soft sales
There's been a rise in home invasions in our region lately. Experts tell you what's behind the increase and how you can reduce your risk. The Dixie Chicks' concert is still on in Sacramento, but they're struggling to sell tickets in some other cities. Radio directors and a concert promoter weigh in on the love-hate relationship fans have with the Chicks.
Keywords: Home invasions; Dixie Chick's; KXJZ; Sacramento Public radio
Downloads: 236
[audio]Insight: Inauguration / Kings Update / Livestrong Follow-Up / News Network / Mindflowers - Capital Public Radio, Inc.
Local students who saw Obama's inauguration first-hand. The deal that's sending the Kings to Seattle. Will Lance Armstrong send you away from the sport you loved? The latest news from Davis. Mindflowers, bringing back 60s music with a modern twist.
Keywords: KXJZ; insight; Sacramento public radio; Capital Public Radio; CSU Sacramento
Downloads: 193
[audio]Insight: New Parent Survey / Atheist Christmas / "Cool Yule" / Sound Advice: Classical - Capital Public Radio, Inc.
Parent Survey - Most parents say they don't know about the new funding system in California schools, but want to get involved in guiding how the funds are spent, according to a new survey by EdSource. The statewide survey is the first to look at how connected and involved parents are with their child's schools. And it couldn't come at a better time. Parents have been given a role by the State Legislature to provide input into how state education funds are spent through the Local Control Funding ...
Keywords: KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio; Capital Public Radio; CSU Sacramento
Downloads: 136
[audio]Insight: Joey Garcia
Joey Garcia has been dispensing wisdom through her Ask Joey newspaper column for seven years. She's also a counselor, specializing in the spiritual dimension of personal growth. Her latest project is helping to improve education in her homeland of Belize. Host Jeffrey Callison talks with Joey about relationships, faith and more on today's Insight.
Keywords: KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio; Capital Public Radio
Downloads: 11
[audio]Insight_110103
At the Inauguration - Capital Public Radio's State Government Reporter Ida Lieszkovszky joins us live from Sacramento's Memorial Auditorium just before Jerry Brown is sworn in as 39th Governor of California. Inaugural Analysis - As Jerry Brown is sworn into office today, we'll get history and analysis from Sacramento Bee columnist Dan Walters. What should Californians expect from the 39th Governor of California, especially when he faces a $28 million budget shortfall? Painter Don Bachardy - Afte...
Keywords: KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio; Capital Public Radio
Downloads: 127
[audio]Insight: Sac Sheriff's Race / Kings' 25th / One-Rabbi Show / Proposition Song
Sacramento Sheriff's Race - What's the future of Sacramento County law enforcement? The two candidates in a run-off for Sacramento County Sheriff tell us their vision for public safety in the region and how they'll deal with budget cuts and parole supervision. We'll talk with Scott Jones and Jim Cooper. Kings' 25th - The Sacramento Kings celebrate 25 years in the River City. We'll talk with Jerry Reynolds about it...
Keywords: KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio; Capital Public Radio
Downloads: 118
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Gold Dredging - What are the environmental issues and monitoring challenges of gold dredging in California? A series of public hearings is being held in California in an effort to update the state's gold mining parameters. We'll talk about it with Mark Stopher, Environmental Program Manager with the State Department of Fish and Game, as well as James Hutchings, a mining claimer and the President of the Sacramento Chapter of the Gold Prospectors Association of America...
Keywords: KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio; Capital Public Radio
Downloads: 11
[audio]Universal pre-school in California
Californians will make an important decision about pre-school education on the June sixth ballot. Next time on Insight we'll take an in-depth look at Proposition 82, the pre-school initiative. Experts will tell you if universal pre-school can benefit kids in California, and if so, how it should be implemented and how much money needs to be spent.
Keywords: Proposition 82; pre-school education; KXJZ; Sacramento Public Radio
Downloads: 263
[audio]Insight: Analyzing Osama / FAIR Education Bill / SacPress
Analyzing Osama Over the weekend, American forces killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan. The Al-Qaida leader was the mastermind behind the Sept. 11th, 2001 terrorists attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C. Today on Insight, we'll talk about it with UC Davis professor Flagg Miller, who has been analyzing bin Laden's recordings and is writing a book on Al-Qaida. FAIR Education Act Senator Mark Leno's LGBT FAIR Inclusive Education Bill has passed the California State Senate...
Keywords: Insight; Capital Public Radio; Sacramento public radio; KXJZ
Downloads: 176
[audio]Stem Cell Institute / Cadaver Exhibit
Host Jeffrey Callison looks at the surprisingly heated race among several California cities to host a stem cell research institute; Sacramento is one of the leading candidates. The creator of a San Francisco cadaver exhibit explains how the cadavers maintain their poses.
Keywords: Stem cell research institute; cadaver exhibit; KXJZ; Sacramento Public Radio
Downloads: 270
[audio]Insight: Mortgage at what cost? / Construction award
With home prices in California near record highs, is the American dream becoming just that, a dream? Today experts tell you about new unconventional mortgage options and the impact they are having on personal wealth in our region. Sacramento State's team of construction management students recently took a top award in a national competition. Teams were given 16 hours to develop a construction plan and submit a bid...
Keywords: Mortgages; construction award; KXJZ; Sacramento public radio; Capital Public Radio
Downloads: 281
[audio]Insight: Minimum Wage
A new bill would create a process for regular raises in California's minimum wage. What impact would that have on businesses and workers, and is it the right approach? Host Jeffrey Callison finds out with analysis from policy, business and labor experts. Also, Jeffrey speaks with Jim Brazelton, the recently retired district attorney whose department successfully prosecuted Scott Peterson.
Keywords: Minimum Wage; Jim Brazelton; KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio
Downloads: 1,077
[audio]Insight: Adoption / Volcanoes 101 / Frank Condon / Ngaio Bealum
Adoption Rejection - Horror stories about adoption have been in the news, most recently after a Tennessee nurse sent her then seven-year-old adopted son to Moscow alone six months after adopting him. You'll hear a personal story of adoption rejection when a Davis woman who was returned by her adoptive parents tells you her story. Volcanoes 101 - An erupting volcano in Iceland has wreaked havoc as a cloud of dust from the explosion has impeded air travel around the world...
Keywords: KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio; Capital Public Radio
Downloads: 9
[audio]Insight: Will Durst / Barbara McCulloh / Urban Farmer / Sound Advice
Will Durst - Political comedian Will Durst brings his show "Lieutenant Governor from the State of Confusion" to town. Today on Insight, we'll talk about politics and more with Will Durst. Barbara McCulloh - Broadway singer and actress Barbara McCulloh is in town this weekend with her husband Brad Little to perform at a fund-rasier for the California Musical Theatre. You'll meet Barbara McCullough and hear about her work...
Keywords: KXJZ; Insight; Sacramento public radio; Capital Public Radio
Downloads: 475
[audio]Insight: Podcasting
You've heard about podcasts, but just what are they, and how do they work? Attend today's Insight for Podcasting 101. Host Jeffrey Callison talks with small and established podcasters about the programming they offer, why they do it, and if anyone's earning a living at it. Also: the San Francisco radio station that re-broadcasts podcasts found on the web. It's believed to be the only station of its kind in the nation.
Keywords: Podcasting; KXJZ; Sacramento public radio; Capital Public Radio; Insight
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